Carlton Senior Living . . . Taking assisted living to its highest level.
While the State of California licenses assisted living communities, to establish and ensure minimum standards, it allows each provider to determine the range and type of health-related care it will make available to its residents. Carlton Senior Living, from its inception, decided to offer the broadest spectrum of care allowable. This makes Carlton better able to meet wide-ranging resident care needs. At Carlton, we go the extra mile to deliver exceptional health-related and wellness care.
The Wellness Team
Carlton’s assisted living communities offer residents a blend of services, social activity, opportunities for personal growth, as well as nurturing and individualized personal care. Customized daily care allows each resident to retain as much independence and autonomy as possible. The community’s wellness team is led by the Director of Resident Services, who provides leadership to staff as well as overseeing programs that promote resident well-being.
Nurses on staff, both RNs and LVNs, are able to coordinate care, monitor resident’s health status and follow physicians’ orders for care. They also train personal caregiving staff. This allows Carlton communities to accept and retain residents with greater health-related needs as well as comprehensively manage their care.
Since most seniors take medication on a daily basis or have complicated regimens, Carlton communities offer medication management. A specially trained manager and technicians dispense residents’ centrally stored medicine. Med techs use cutting-edge electronic medication administration record (eMAR) technology that helps minimize errors, increase staff efficiency, provide comprehensive documentation and improve quality of care.
Additionally, most Carlton communities have a full-time Resident Liaison on staff who act as the “point person” with residents’ families, so they can receive up-to-date information about their loved one and solve concerns that may arise.
Clinical Services Consultants
The communities’ wellness teams are supported and educated by CSL Home Office staff consisting of four full-time, dedicated consultants with expertise in clinical services management, policy development, dementia care and medication management. Communities can call upon these professionals when questions arise or when they would like added information, references and resources. Additionally, the consultants routinely monitors clinical operations for quality assurance.
Award-Winning Care Programs
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), the national trade association which represents assisted living providers, periodically bestows “Best Of” awards for programs of merit. So far, Carlton Senior Living has been honored with three awards, including:
Advanced Caregiver Training (ACT), which provides caregiving staff with additional training on conditions and diseases common among the elderly. Increased understanding better enables them to assist with care related to strokes, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis complications, Parkinson’s disease and other disorders.
Balance Fitness and Mobility Assistance, which includes risk assessment, opportunities for fitness training, healthy walking classes and educational seminars to promote enhanced resident mindfulness.
Diabetes Management, which is designed to assist residents to live better on a day-to-day basis with diabetes. The program includes services from registered & licensed nurses, medication management, opportunities for group or individual exercise and diabetes-friendly meal choices.
LIFE Memory Care
Within five CSL communities is a smaller, quaint environment designed to provide superior care for seniors with dementia-related needs. Residents are able to enjoy LIFE – Letting Individuality Freely Exist – a person-centered approach to care which values all people as unique, recognizes individual viewpoints and honors the connection among us all. Entrances and exits utilize delaying and monitoring technology. Best practices for dementia care are used as well as state-of-the-art sensory integration and therapeutic treatment tools. Chateau Poet’s Corner in Pleasant Hill is Carlton’s only free-standing community dedicated to memory care. Other communities that offer care to seniors with dementia are Chateau III
Pleasant Hill, and the Carlton Plazas in San Leandro, San Jose and Sacramento. The new community in Elk Grove will also offer memory care.
Many communities have partnered with local physical therapy practices and offer these rehabilitative techniques onsite. Specially designed exercises, treatment and equipment help
residents and other local seniors improve or regain physical abilities and mobility after a stroke, surgery or injury.
All CSL communities allow onsite hospice care and services. The focus is on comfort and quality of life for the resident and his or her family during the final phase of a terminal illness.
When you choose to make your home at CSL, you, as well as your family, can feel confident in the experienced, capable and caring staff who do their utmost to ensure beloved residents are well cared for. Plus, you have the added peace of mind of knowing that CSL provides a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!